Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Frosting and Eyeballs

You heard me right. This layout I made shows a bit of my funky side. Yes, I have one. I bought a huge bag of eyeballs from the thrift store for a buck and I've been dying to use them on a page. I finally found the opportunity when I printed out a picture of my family sporting their edible facial hair made of royal icing. 

See, the eyballs are a type of cherry. Get it? Ya, I don't either...

On a more normal note, I created this card for week 2 of Memorable Seasons's Throwdown challenge.

Thanks for stopping by nad have a happy Tuesday!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sweet Girl

Hello scrappy people! If you've followed my blog for a while, you'll know that I love die cuts. Thanks to my DT term with Cheery Lynn Designs, I have a good collection of several different shaped dies but the flowers are my favorite. Today is Challenge Me Tuesday on Practical Scrappers and we are featuring projects using die cuts, either store-bought or home-made.

How about a sketch to go with it?
Memorable Seasons is having their 3rd annual Throwdown contest so I entered this LO and the card below for that. Lots of fun stuff going on in the scrapbook world! :)

~Liz Pin It

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Card, A Sketch and A Tutorial

Hello! We are having a beautifully sunny day here in Utah. I can't wait for Spring!
I am all about flowers. I made this fun flower using cut out hearts and I'm going to show you how to make them too. They're really fun and easy.

Cut out 8 hearts, 4 smaller than the others, along with a hand cut circle (this doesn't have to be perfect, it won't be seen) and a few hand cut leaves. I used a die for the hearts and sanded down each piece.

Fold each shape in half and then fold each half down out to the side.

Begin to arrange your flower. Glue down the leaves first onto the circle and then arrange the larger 4 hearts next. Adhere the smaller hearts onto the large hearts. For the center I used a mini "sunbeam" punch.

To add a little interest I included some gold micro beads to the center.

And here is my completed card using these cute My Little Shoebox papers.

Shaped cards are very popular right now. I made up this shape that I haven't seen before and I think it worked out well.

Have a great weekend!

~Liz Pin It

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Luck O' The Irish

Ready to get your green on? My family is Irish and my oldest daughter is a beautiful red head who looks amazing in green so I love making St. Patrick's Day layouts with her in them.We are featuring St. Patty's Day projects and layouts on Practical Scrappers today. Be sure to check it out, there are some great projects and ideas to be seen.Here is my layout:

I turned a green flower into a shamrock by trimming one of the petals to look like a stem.
Check back soon for a sketch! :)


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Practical Scrappers Link With Love BLOG HOP

Welcome to the Practical Scrappers "Linking with Love" Blog Hop! We believe it is important to always give credit when it is due to another crafter. For this unique hop all of our design team members used the same inspiration piece to create their project. Each of them will make an example of themselves as to how to properly "Link with Love" and credit the inspiration. We'll be running the hop thru Noon EST on Sunday - so you have plenty of time to get through it.
Liz Qualman created this beautiful layout and we have all used it for inspiration. The whole hop will culminate at Liz Qualman's blog where she'll provide us with a new sketch for inspiration.

Here is my layout.

I chose to use Liz's Qualman's overall look for my inspiration. Of course I altered it to fit my taste and personality.

Instead of using the stitching with flowers, I chose to place flying kites instead. It fit with my title and works great for this "boy" theme. The majority of my papers are from Crate Paper's Toy Box collection and Echo Park's For The Record.

Now head on over to Liz Qualman's blog. She has created a great sketch for us to use. Thanks Liz!